Thomas Alan Becker
February 21, 1948 – March 18, 2019
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Elder Tom Becker passed away from pancreatic cancer. Born to Robert and Edith Becker in Port Angeles, Tom was an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; three siblings, Mark Becker, Neila Cameron, and Jeff Becker; his three children, Troy, Steve and Shelly Becker; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. Join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, April 28th at 1 p.m. in Red Cedar Hall on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Campus in Blyn.
Memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research, Lustgarten Foundation, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797 (www.lustgarten.org) or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East 8th Street. Port Angeles, WA 98362 (www.vhocc.org).
Dan was born on July 12, 1924, in the city of Chicago, where he lived with his mother Anna and older brother Richard. In 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy on the transport ship the JohnLand for a three-year tour as a Radar operator third class. His ship carried an important person on board for a few days – the president of the Philippine Islands. They transported him to a battlecruiser only days before the US invasion of the Philippine Islands.
After the war, Dan returned to Chicago and married Lee and they had their first child Debbie. They moved to California and lived in San Francisco where their second child, Dana, was born. In 1953, the family moved to Mountain View , California – surrounded by orchards at the time – the heart of Silicon Valley today.
Their third child, Donald, was born in the Mountain View house. Dan worked at various jobs and even managed a couple of gas stations In the area. Then in 1969, Dan and Lee divorced. A few years later, while working at the Santa Clara University, Dan met Sue and they married in 1975.
Dan and Sue moved to Santa Clara. Sue had two sons, Kurt and Mark. Sadly, Sue died of cancer in 1983. Dan was devastated at the loss. He moved to Morgan Hill, and then met Lyn and they were married in 1985. Lyn had a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Terry, who is married to Paul.
After retiring, Dan and Lyn moved to Sequim, Washington. They bought 5 acres of land with a beautiful pond and views of the Cascade Mountains, and custom built their own home.
Lyn passed away in Sequim in September of 2017 and Dan passed away in March, 2018. They both died in their home as they had always wanted.
Dad and Lyn are lovingly remembered by their 4 children, 2 step-children and 11 grandchildren.
Leona Norris of Port Angeles died of age-related causes at age 83 in Sequim on March 28, 2019. She was born March 3, 1936.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Sign an online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com.
Gabriele Sonja Thanem
Gabriele Sonja Thanem of Port Angeles died of age-related causes at age 91 in Port Angeles on March 28, 2019.
She was born March 21, 1928.
The family plans to host a private funeral service. Sign an online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com.